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can you get cirrhosis of the liver without drinking

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Can't predict: Chronic heavy alcohol intake puts you at risk for cirrhosis. But there is no magic number as to when it will cause cirrhosis.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Not universal: Not all patients who drink heavily develop alcoholic liver disease. However, the doctor can undoubtedly warn the patient who already has any form of a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes, if you drink a lot on weekends. "binge drinkers" can get cirrhosis.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not cirrhosis, but..: ...Fatty liver change which can be as bad as cirrhosis.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sanouri
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You are at risk: It really hard to predict but less damage you add to your liver the better avoid also all medications that could cause over disease also try to loose ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends...: Upon a number of factors including one's individual metabolism of the ethanol, how much binging is done, and whether other causes of liver disease are ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hoping so!: I'm going to assume that alcohol is the sole cause, and that he's been checked for hemochromatosis, Wilson's, and hepatitis B and C. If he does choose ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Of course...: ...There are numerous familial liver diseases, as well as acquired ones, that predispose to an accelerated course of cirrhosis in susceptible individu ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Varies by person: It depends on genetic susceptibility, nutritional status, other diseases. I have a good idea. Let's not find out.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
No: No.

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